“Russia has never stopped efforts to reach agreements that will guarantee the non-initiation of a nuclear war,” Lavrov said.

According to him, it was Russia in recent years that has persistently offered its American colleagues to repeat what Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan did in 1987: to adopt a statement and confirm that there can be no winners in a nuclear war, therefore it should never be unleashed.

The Minister emphasized that it was at the initiative of Moscow that in June 2021 in Geneva, at a meeting of Russian Presidents Vladimir Putin and the United States Joe Biden, a statement was adopted on the inadmissibility of nuclear war.

Earlier, the head of Russian diplomacy noted that the inadmissibility of a nuclear war is Russia's principled position.

US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan on CNN called the words of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about the threat of nuclear war as nuclear blackmail.

Political scientist Ruslan Balbek, in an interview with RT, said that the positions of Moscow and Washington on nuclear weapons are fundamentally different.